On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1888

Historical Events

  • 1st organized rodeo competition held, Prescott, Arizona

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Armetta, Italian-American actor (The Black Cat, Bell for Adano, Big Store), born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy (d. 1945)

Famous Deaths

  • Theodor Storm, German judge and author (Immensee, Der Schimmelreiter), dies at 70
1888 Highlights

About July 4, 1888

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer